A Home in Huddersfield

Beechwood is a Leonard Cheshire home with nursing care for 26 adults with physical disabilities.

Beechwood Home
Beechwood’s superb leafy surroundings offer
the residents a peaceful and pleasant setting.

Built for a local mill owner around 1860, Beechwood is a large detached Victorian house with extensive garden, located in the Edgerton area of Huddersfield. The home was bought by Leonard Cheshire Disability in 1966 and became a residential home. It has since been extended three times.

“We are a part of the local community
and we want the community
to be part of us too."
Patrick Feane
Beechwood Service Manager

The residents ensure their home has a relaxed atmosphere. At their request, we offer a wide range of daily activities from board games, cards, quizzes, computer games, gardening, baking, art and crafts, music appreciation, aromatherapy, wine making and watching movies. There are also various activities residents can take part in outside of the home, such as; college courses, shopping trips, sports, church services, and visits to the theatre, restaurants, and cinema.

Awards Ceremony with Huddersfield Giants
Beechwood residents receiving achievement awards
from 'Big G' and players from Huddersfield Giants

The fully-trained staff are committed to ensuring that everybody here is happy in their home. Staff pride themselves in putting our residents first, supporting everybody to be both independent and to participate in the local and home communities as they wish.

Leonard Cheshire Disability

Leonard Cheshire Disability is the UK’s leading charity supporting disabled people.

Every year, we support thousands of people in the UK and around the world with physical and learning disabilities to fulfil their potential and live the lives they choose.

We work for a society in which every person is equally valued. We believe that disabled people should have the freedom to live their lives the way they choose - with the opportunity and support to live independently, to contribute economically and to participate fully in society.

That belief is at the heart of everything we do.

For over 65 years, we have supported disabled people in many different ways, to reflect what they tell us they want. This includes providing care in people’s own homes, in supported rented accommodation, in residential homes, in day centres and through respite services.

We make a difference to the lives of thousands of people by supporting them to develop skills through our employment, education, enterprise, health, volunteering and digital inclusion projects.

We campaign alongside disabled people to bring about changes for the better, and to challenge ignorance and unfairness in society.

Internationally, we are part of a Global Alliance of Leonard Cheshire charities that works to improve the lives of disabled people in 54 countries.